Harviestoun’s Schiehallion Cask Lager has been crowned Overall Champion Gold in the Cask Awards at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2022. Schiehallion is a cask lager that impressed judges with a clean flavour and superb aromatics
Judged by brewers and industry experts and organised by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) at their flagship BeerX UK event in Liverpool, the awards run across a huge range of beer style categories in cask, craft keg, bottle and can.
Red Willow’s Perceptionless New England IPA won Gold in the Keg Awards with Lakes Brew Co being named the best bottled or canned beer with their NE Session IPA – making their three beers officially the best in the UK.
The SIBA Independent Beer Awards at BeerX UK are the trade association’s National finals and in order to earn a place at the competition brewers must first win at their regional competition – making these overall Champions very much the ‘best of the best’ when it comes to British independent craft beer.
SIBA Competitions Chair Neil Walker, congratulated the winners on their huge achievement: “The 2022 awards were possibly our most important ever, being the first National beer competition back in BeerX for two years. A huge, huge well done to all of the winners as to earn a place on this list is to be named the very best of the best in the UK. Particular praise of course needs to go to Harviestoun, Red Willow and Lakes Brew Co – who were named our overall Gold Champions – three truly outstanding beers which you should be incredibly proud of.”
The awards named winners across a diverse range of categories, from cask bitters and pale ales, to keg sours, IPAs and Lagers. You can download a copy of the results here